Spanish conquistadors had their own historian, Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, who reported positively about avocados discovered in Mexico around 1519, but this creamy fruit has graced Central and South America cuisine for thousands of years, according to the avocado-inspired drawings and artifacts found in early Aztec settlements. With nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients in an avocado, not to mention nutrition-rich and antioxidant benefits of blueberries and pumpkin seeds, this gorgeous 'super-food' summer salad with heart healthy fats as well as potent antioxidants, is gluten-free and absolutely delicious.
Avocado, Blueberry & Pumpkin Seed Salad
1 head Romain lettuce, washed and chopped
2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1-2 tbsp olive oil, to taste
Maldon and fresh cracked white pepper, for garnish
Arrange the chopped lettuce on a decorative platter then top with the sliced avocado. Drizzle the olive oil over the salad and season with malden salt and fresh cracked pepper, then garnish with the blueberries and pumpkin seeds.